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Minn. lawmakers consider GMO label

A “produced with genetic engineering” label could one day make its appearance in Minnesota stores. Rep. Karen Clark, D-Minneapolis, sponsors a bill to regulate disclosure of genetically engineered food and seed. The House commerce committee held an informational hearing on the bill Thursday. There is no Senate companion and the House committee took no vote.

DNR project studying regional water management in Minn.

The development of a plan to protect and preserve Minnesota’s groundwater supply for the future is being shaped by what’s happening now in the Bonanza Valley area of west-central Minnesota.

Study outlines ag business opportunities in SD county

The rural, outlying areas of South Dakota’s Davison County would be some of the best choices for an animal feeding operation or an industrial ag business, according to a recent state-funded study.

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

Agweek editor Lisa Gibson discusses the April 28 issue, which tells the story of a small North Dakota town rallying together to build a meat processing plant after the loss of its grocery store. Developers say the plant is keeping the town thriving. You won't want to miss the coverage of allegations against two Northwood, N.D., potato farmers, the article about livestock disaster compensation sign-up, and much more.


Rail transloading facility proposed for Richardton, N.D.

A $50 million rail terminal has been proposed for about a half-mile east of Richardton in southeast North Dakota.

Kazakhstan to boost grain exports to Iran, China

Kazakhstan will boost grain exports to Iran and China this 2013 to ’14 marketing year as it seeks to diversify regions of supply and reduce dependence on Russian and Ukrainian ports, the country’s state grain trader says.

Brazilian soybeans sold by Marubeni to China bound for US

Two Brazilian soybean cargoes initially sold to China have been switched to the United States, according to port and shipping data updated on Tuesday, the first clear evidence that the U.S. is absorbing some of China’s excess Brazilian purchases that were at risk of default.

Cost controls boost Dow Chemical margins

Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped boost margins in its divisions that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products.

SD co-op fertilizer facility gets big boost

SD co-op fertilizer facility gets big boost

The new fertilizer facility will bring the Farmers Alliance location in Corsica, S.D., up to speed, in more ways than one.


Feds amend insurance case against ND potato growers

FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002 as well as federal disaster funds.

Rail delays a concern for Grain Dealers exec

Rail delays a concern for Grain Dealers exec

FARGO, N.D. — Railroads and grain transportation have been key issues for the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association since its inception in 1923, and the organization’s new top staffer expects that will continue as he takes his post during the era of Big Oil.


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SD farm loses 600 hogs to smoke inhalation, Titan Machinery downsizes and Hoeven urges halt of livestock emissions regulations

CHS build delayed

The recent announcement that construction for the proposed CHS nitrogen plant near Jamestown, N.D., had been delayed certainly wasn’t what many in the community were hoping for. We hope the process of negotiations and planning continues, the project moves ahead and building begins.

Farmers, ranchers needed on new board

Based on current projections, the proposed amendment would funnel almost $150 million of the oil extraction tax per biennium to fund “Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks.” The fund will be managed by an appointed 13-member board.

2013 record crop drove corn prices down

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Last fall’s record-large 13.925-billion-bushel corn crop drove prices down and helped restore profitability and optimism to the cattle feeding sector at the beginning of the year.

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